Applications for promotion are almost always successful, and, while numbers are low, there is no evidence of a gender bias in success. The basis for promotion is excellence in research or excellence in teaching with proven strong contributions across a range of other activities including teaching, administration and engagement. School and University promotions panels are explicitly directed to consider individual circumstances that may have impacted on volume of output, and staff have achieved promotion with very varied portfolios. To support the promotion process, the University Director of Leadership and Staff Development run promotion workshops. These developments have contributed to a rise in the percentage of women at lecturer and senior lecturer/reader level.